“For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing" (2 Timothy 4:6-8).
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Believing Fathers are beloved and blessed beyond belief. This is because they have the blessed privilege and responsibility of representing the Heavenly Father on earth, reflecting His character and nature, and above all, radiating His unceasing, unchanging, unconditional, unending, unfailing, and unlimited love to their families, friends, fellow-workers, and even to their foes!
A Blessed Father’s Day to all fathers and father figures! May God continue to bless you, strengthen and sustain you in your ministry of fatherhood!
Protests and Unrest in the States!
As protests and unrest engulf the land of the free and the home of the brave, the prophet Isaiah’s prayer is appropriate and applicable. Isaiah cried out: “O LORD, be gracious to us; for we have waited for You. Be [our] strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of distress…The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. And He will be the stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge” (Isaiah 33:2, 5-6).
You see, Isaiah did not look to a particular political party; say the Party of the Patriarchs, or the Party of the Priests, or the Party of the Prophets, the Party of the Preachers or the Party of the Patriots to solve the problems of his beloved country, Israel. Rather, he reverently and resolutely looked to the Person of Yahweh, that is, the Self-existing, the Self-sufficient, the Sustainer, the Sovereign and the Supreme Deity of the Universe, to solve Israel’s problems. He knew that no political party, politician, nor president could solve his country’s political problems, let alone her spiritual problems. But he knew without a doubt that the Lord can because He is in a distinguished class all by Himself and has all power to do what man cannot do.
May You, O Yahweh, be gracious to the land of the free and the home of the brave, her salvation in this time of distress, and the stability of her times! In Jesus’ name, I pray! Amen!
The Global Coronavirus Pandemic!
Our world is literally under attack. The global Coronavirus pandemic has brought our world to its knees. Millions have contracted the dreaded COVID-19 virus. Thousands upon thousands have lost their lives after contracting the virus. The future looks bleak for the world. But in the midst of this global pandemic, it is important for believers in Christ to keep reminding themselves that:
- God is our Go-To-Person;
- God is good all the time;
- God is gracious;
- God is great and greatly to be praised;
- God is our guide;
- God is our guard;
- God is the generous giver who gives life and takes it away. Blessed be His name!
For those who have lost loved ones in the global Coronavirus pandemic, we grieve with you. Our sincere prayer for you is that the Father of mericies, the God of all comfort, will Himself comfort you so that you will be able to comfort others in their trials and losses. [I have personally lost a beloved nephew to the virus in the UK]. We also thank God for those who have been treated and have recovered from the Coronavirus and trust you will be touched with the goodness and grace of God to you. [I also have another nephew who is recovery from the virus in the UK]. We also pray for God's hand of protection on first responders across the globe. And we pray that even in such a time as this, "this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:14).
God has called and commissioned believers to carry the good news to the ends of the earth so that those who have not heard it would hear it and hopefully heed its message of salvation and forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ. How do believers do this effectively? Well, to become effective in our witness, we must be well-acquainted with how God views them and thinks of those who are not yet saved. Often, we do not see things as God sees them. Thankfully, God has revealed in His Word, the Bible, how He views them. What has He revealed of unbelievers we call friends, schoolmates, co-workers, and have fun with? Please find out about how God views them in this article and become more effective in your witness to them.
Can you as a believer in Jesus Christ pray for the salvation of the lost and have confidence that God will hear you? Or will you be wasting your time when you pray for your unsaved family members and friends to be saved? The prayer of the Lord Jesus in John 17 is often pointed out as evidence that believers are not to pray for the salvation of unbelievers. On the historic night before His crucifixion, at one point, the Lord Jesus prayed to His Father saying: “I prayed for them (that is, His disciples who had believed in Him minus Judas Iscariot. He had already left to complete his business transaction of betraying the Lord Jesus). I am not praying for the world, but for those You have given Me, for they are Yours” (John 17:9). If the Lord Jesus had ended His prayer in verse 9, we would be wasting a great deal of time praying for the salvation of the lost. But that is not the case at all. Please read and refresh your heart and mind on this very important subject.
An important principle of effective ministry that brings glory to God is that a spiritual work requires spiritual power. But all too often, we find ourselves striving in our own human strength to do the holy service of God. In such a time as this, when human strength and skills are glorified, it is important for us to be reminded afresh that God’s work must be done in God’s power for Him to receive all the glory.
One of the greatest privileges the infinite and all loving God has given sinful, finite, and limited man is personally and savingly knowing Him, through His Son Jesus Christ. This is one of the unique features of the Christian faith. While praying in the Upper Room, just before going to the Cross, our Lord made a staggering and sublime statement-affirming God's desire for us to know Him. "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent" (John 17:3). What a privilege! However, this privilege is a long-life process. Please, join us in the pursuit of knowing God.
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